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75 Christmas Quotes, Wishes & Sayings to Celebrate the Season

'Tis the season to be jolly! Nestled among the multiple festivities in December, Christmas is the most awaited celebration worldwide, especially in Christian countries. But as you read our Christmas quotes below, no one can deny its warmth has spread to everyone. Indeed, love and kindness among diverse beliefs make for a truly merry Christmas.

Whether you think commercialism took over Christmas or not, we can celebrate the festivities. From decorating a Christmas tree, watching holiday flicks, and, most significantly, giving someone something from the heart. 

So go on and read our curated Christmas quotes below that perfectly encapsulates the seasons' true spirit.

For more seasonal inspiration, check out our guide to a zero-waste Christmas and zero-waste tips for the holiday season. You might also like our December quotes for more from the holiday time of year.

Best Christmas Quotes

Believe it or not, Christmas was not the most significant celebration observed by Christians for centuries. It makes sense since the birthdate of Jesus is not in the Bible. Only Epiphany (or Three Kings Day) and Easter Sunday are the older and more significant festivities accepted by the community in early times. In 336, under the reign of Constantine, the church in Rome officially recognized December 25 as Jesus' birthdate. 

Throughout the centuries, this celebration waxed and waned, but presently, Christmas has become a secular family holiday. Thus, the holiday spirit is for everyone, Christians and non-Christians. 

Look through our best Christmas quote choices that capture the warmth this festivity offers everyone.

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." -Charles Dickens,  A Christmas Carol #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #impact #Christmas

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."
- Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

"Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends." -Margaret Thatcher #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #socialchange #Christmas #friends #special

"Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends."
- Margaret Thatcher

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." -Norman Vincent Peale #trvst #quotes #dogood #bethechange #Christmas #world #magic

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."
- Norman Vincent Peale

"For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home." -William Jewett Tucker #trvst #quotes #bethechange #takeaction #Christmas

"For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home."
- William Jewett Tucker

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." -Calvin Coolidge #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #beinspired #Christmas #world

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."
- Calvin Coolidge

Quotes About Christmas And Its True Meaning

Christmas evolved into what it is now due to diverse cultures, beliefs, and religions throughout the centuries. Hence, despite variations, Christmas Day is synonymous with spending it with the people we love. Based on a 2021 survey by One Poll, two in three Americans say spending the holiday season with family is the highlight.

So start closing the distance between you and the people you cherish as you read the Christmas quotes below.

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." -Bill Vaughan #trvst #quotes #takeaction #ecoconscious #Christmas #happy #tree

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."
- Bill Vaughan

"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas." -Peg Bracken #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #takeaction #Christmas #love

"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."
- Peg Bracken

"Christmas Gift Suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect." -Oren Arnold #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #ecoconscious #Christmas #love

"Christmas Gift Suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect."
- Oren Arnold

"Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows" -Edwin Osgood Grover #trvst #quotes #impact #thinkgreen #Christmas #happy

"Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows"
- Edwin Osgood Grover

"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness ." -Bob Hope #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #beinspired #Christmas #happiness #glow

"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness ."
- Bob Hope

"Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most." -Ruth Carter Stapleton #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #planetearthfirst #Christmas #light #love

"Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most."
- Ruth Carter Stapleton

"Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago." -Tom Baker #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #impact #Christmas #love #glow #tree

"Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago."
- Tom Baker

"We should try to hold on to the Christmas spirit, not just one day a year, but all 365." -Mary Martin #trvst #quotes #impact #socialchange #Christmas #spirit

"We should try to hold on to the Christmas spirit, not just one day a year, but all 365."
- Mary Martin

Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree.

~ Charlotte Carpenter

This bell is a wonderful symbol of the spirit of Christmas as am I. Just remember the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.

~ Santa Claus, The Polar Express

The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when He gave a gift beyond words, the unspeakable gift of His Son.

~ Robert Flatt

Happy Quotes About Christmas Traditions

From childhood to adulthood, we have collected happy memories with friends and family every Christmas. Traditions vary worldwide, but some of the common ones are the following: decorating a Christmas tree, writing a letter to Santa, building a gingerbread house, singing Christmas carols, opening gifts, and many more. 

If you're from North America, you must have bought and worn an ugly Christmas sweater, which became part of the holiday traditions thanks to its years of presence in the media. As a matter of fact, Americans celebrate National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day every third Friday of December. 

Are you reliving some memories now? Then, continue feeling nostalgia as you go through the Christmas quotes below.

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall." -Larry Wilde #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #bethechange #Christmas #tree

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."
- Larry Wilde

"There's nothing crazier than a Christmas tree all lit up." -Jenny Han #trvst #quotes #takeaction #beinspired #Christmas #tree

"There's nothing crazier than a Christmas tree all lit up."
- Jenny Han

"Once again, we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice." -Dave Barry #trvst #quotes #bethechange #impact #Christmas

"Once again, we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice."
- Dave Barry

"Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night." -John J. Geddes #trvst #quotes #dogood #planetearthfirst #Christmas #trees

"Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night."
- John J. Geddes

"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don't clean it up too quickly." -Andy Rooney #trvst #quotes #socialchange #takeaction #Christmas #world

"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don't clean it up too quickly."
- Andy Rooney

"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique, and too soon gone." -Deborah Whipp #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #socialchange #Christmas #dance

"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique, and too soon gone."
- Deborah Whipp

"Next to a circus, there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit." -Kin Hubbard #trvst #quotes #takeaction #changetheworld #Christmas #spirit

"Next to a circus, there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit."
- Kin Hubbard

Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.

~ Norman Vincent Peale

I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.

~ Ashley Tisdale

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.

~ Mary Ellen Chase

Delightful Christmas Wishes You Can Give To Everyone

Receiving Christmas wishes makes us feel the season's warmth, but we can also spread the spirit of Christmas through words and actions. Based on another survey by One Poll, American gift-giving has reached the point that 6 in 10 are worried about being out-gifted. But more than just exchanging gifts, we can always spread love through small acts of kindness. If you need ideas, visit Action for Happiness and print their calendar. 

You might also live to check out some of our zero-waste gift ideas for everyone, kids, him and her

In the meantime, we have prepared some Christmas wishes below to help you personalize your own.

"May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter." - #trvst #quotes #beinspired #impact #Christmas #life #love

"May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter."
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"If a large man in red shows up to your door trying to gift wrap you, it's because you're on my Christmas wishlist! Merry Christmas to you!" - #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #planetearthfirst #Christmas

"If a large man in red shows up to your door trying to gift wrap you, it's because you're on my Christmas wishlist! Merry Christmas to you!"
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"May this Christmas bring you many reasons to smile. Share this wonderful time of year with those near and dear to your heart." - #trvst #quotes #beinspired #socialimpact #Christmas

"May this Christmas bring you many reasons to smile. Share this wonderful time of year with those near and dear to your heart."
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"During this cold and sometimes lonely season, may the love of your support system keep you lifted this Christmas." - #trvst #quotes #takeaction #beinspired #Christmas #love

"During this cold and sometimes lonely season, may the love of your support system keep you lifted this Christmas."
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"Be sure to count all your blessings this Christmas, as there are more than you think. You're a blessing to many, and I treasure you very much!" - #trvst #quotes #gogreen #socialchange #Christmas

"Be sure to count all your blessings this Christmas, as there are more than you think. You're a blessing to many, and I treasure you very much!"
- undefined

"Merry Christmas! Jesus is the reason for the season. Be blessed!" - #trvst #quotes #socialchange #gogreen #Christmas

"Merry Christmas! Jesus is the reason for the season. Be blessed!"
- undefined

Memorable Quotes From Christmas Songs And Movies

I'm dreaming of a... Do you know the following words of this song? There's a long list of catchy Christmas tunes you can't get out of your head as the holiday approaches, and White Christmas is at the top of that list. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the 1942 White Christmas recording by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time. The entertainment industry, from music to movies, has genuinely made Christmas memorable. 

Sing or reenact the following Christmas quotes below from your favorite holiday songs and movies.

"Christmas Eve will find me, where the lovelight gleams. I'll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams." -Kent and Gannon, I'll be Home for Christmas #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #impact #Christmas

"Christmas Eve will find me, where the lovelight gleams. I'll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams."
- Kent and Gannon, I'll be Home for Christmas

"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know. Where the treetops glisten and children listen, to hear sleigh bells in the snow." -White Christmas #trvst #quotes #dogood #thinkgreen #Christmas #dreaming

"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know. Where the treetops glisten and children listen, to hear sleigh bells in the snow."
- White Christmas

"Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Let your heart be light. From now on your troubles will be out of sight." -Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #Christmas #light

"Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Let your heart be light. From now on your troubles will be out of sight."
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

"I won’t ask for much this Christmas. I won’t even wish for snow. And I’m just gonna keep on waiting, underneath the mistletoe." -All I want for Christmas is You #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #ecoconscious #Christmas

"I won’t ask for much this Christmas. I won’t even wish for snow. And I’m just gonna keep on waiting, underneath the mistletoe."
- All I want for Christmas is You

"It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, toys in ev’ry store. But the prettiest sight to see, is the holly that will be on your own front door." -It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #ecoconscious #Christmas

"It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, toys in ev’ry store. But the prettiest sight to see, is the holly that will be on your own front door."
- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

"Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings." -It's a Wonderful Life #trvst #quotes #beinspired #bethechange #Christmas

"Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings."
- It's a Wonderful Life

Christmas Quotes The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. ~Buddy the Elf
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"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."

- Buddy the Elf

"Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind" -Miracle on 34th Street #trvst #quotes #gogreen #dogood #Christmas

"Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind"
- Miracle on 34th Street

"Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal." -Home Alone #trvst #quotes #socialchange #dogood #Christmas #animal

"Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal."
- Home Alone

"No one should be alone on Christmas." -How the Grinch Stole Christmas #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #takeaction #Christmas

"No one should be alone on Christmas."
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Funny Christmas Quotes You Can Share Over Dinner

We are sure you have a fond childhood memory of waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and your parents dreading the responsibility of telling the truth. Moreover, according to a 2019 survey by House Method, the average age American children no longer believe in Santa Claus is 8.4 years old. 

But even if adults know the magical reindeer, elves, and sleighs aren't real, we still respond yes when the kids ask us. So, although this childhood revelation is a funny memory for everyone, we should also see it as a milestone. Children are developing their critical thinking and adult communication skills to help a curious child understand the themes of the season.

As you read the following funny Christmas quotes, jog your memory for more hilarious moments during the holiday.

"There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus." -Bob Phillips #trvst #quotes #beinspired #gogreen #Christmas

"There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus."
- Bob Phillips

"I haven't taken my Christmas lights down. They look so nice on the pumpkin." -Winston Spear #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #collectiveaction #Christmas

"I haven't taken my Christmas lights down. They look so nice on the pumpkin."
- Winston Spear

"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights." -Maya Angelou #trvst #quotes #takeaction #bethechange #Christmas #person #tree

"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."
- Maya Angelou

"Christmas: the only time of year you can sit in front of a dead tree eating candy out of socks." -Anonymous #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #planetearthfirst #Christmas #tree

"Christmas: the only time of year you can sit in front of a dead tree eating candy out of socks."
- Anonymous

"Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip." -Gary Allan #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #changetheworld #Christmas

"Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip."
- Gary Allan

"That's the true spirit of Christmas: people being helped by people other than me." -Jerry Seinfeld #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #dogood #Christmas #people #spirit

"That's the true spirit of Christmas: people being helped by people other than me."
- Jerry Seinfeld

What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.

~ Phyllis Diller

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.

~ Carol Nelson

Christmas is a baby shower that went totally overboard.

~ Andy Borowitz

The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school.

~ Alice Cooper

I love Christmas. I receive a lot of wonderful presents I can't wait to exchange.

~ Henny Youngman

Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.

~ Mo Rocca

The main reason why Santa is so jolly is that he knows where all the bad girls live.

~ George Carlin

Noteworthy Christmas Quotes From Poets And Authors

As early as October, you can feel the holiday shopping craze brewing. Sales and other gimmicks attract you to purchase something at physical and online stores. Without missing a year, Christmas tree decorations and gifts are always on our shopping list. 

And so, we must recognize that commercialism has consumed the yuletide season to a degree. For instance, Montgomery Ward created the iconic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1939 for a marketing campaign to bring children with their parents to the department store. The campaign was so successful we can't mention Santa Claus today without thinking of his reindeer. Nevertheless, spending is part of the holiday, but remember not to let it keep you away from its true meaning. 

May the following Christmas quotes below impart this season's genuine spirit.

"Christmas magic is silent. You don't hear it—you feel it, you know it, you believe it." -Kevin Alan Milne #trvst #quotes #takeaction #dogood #Christmas #magic #silent

"Christmas magic is silent. You don't hear it—you feel it, you know it, you believe it."
- Kevin Alan Milne

"The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting." -Louisa May Alcott #trvst #quotes #dogood #socialimpact #Christmas #bright #serious

"The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting."
- Louisa May Alcott

"Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever." -Richelle E. Goodrich #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #impact #Christmas

"Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever."
- Richelle E. Goodrich

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!" -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #trvst #quotes #socialchange #takeaction #Christmas #wild #peace #earth

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." -Hamilton Wright Mabie #trvst #quotes #socialchange #socialimpact #Christmas #love #world

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love."
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

"T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." -Clement Clarke Moore #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #thinkgreen #Christmas

"T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."
- Clement Clarke Moore

"Bloody Christmas, here again, let us raise a loving cup, peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up." -Wendy Cope #trvst #quotes #dogood #impact #Christmas #peace #earth

"Bloody Christmas, here again, let us raise a loving cup, peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up."
- Wendy Cope

"A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small." -Eva K. Logue #trvst #quotes #bethechange #beinspired #Christmas

"A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small."
- Eva K. Logue

"Heap on more wood! The wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, we'll keep our Christmas merry still." -Walter Scott #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #beinspired #Christmas #wind

"Heap on more wood! The wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, we'll keep our Christmas merry still."
- Walter Scott

Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.

~ David Cameron

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.

~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Perfect Christmas Captions For Social Media

People will drown your social media feeds every Christmas with memories, including food and drinks. Like Thanksgiving, the bountiful feast on December 25 includes turkey, ham, stuffing, pudding, and many more. 

And if you want to share a meal beyond screens, you can donate to or volunteer at Feeding America's network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries or consider volunteering at a homeless shelter. This festivity is most truly Christmas when we practice giving from the heart during December and all year round. For more about what people say and celebrate, you might also like our compilation of giving-back quotes

Spread Christmas cheer in the digital world using the short Christmas quotes below.

"Christmas Day is the festival of optimism." - Helen Keller #trvst #quotes #gogreen #collectiveaction #Christmas #optimism  #captionideas
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"Christmas Day is the festival of optimism."

- Helen Keller

"The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much." -Henry David Thoreau #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #ecoconscious #Christmas #captionideas

"The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much."
- Henry David Thoreau

"There are no strangers on Christmas Eve." -Adele Comandini #trvst #quotes #takeaction #bethechange #Christmas #captionideas

"There are no strangers on Christmas Eve."
- Adele Comandini

"The only blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas in his heart." -Helen Keller #trvst #quotes #socialchange #takeaction #Christmas #person #captionideas

"The only blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas in his heart."
- Helen Keller

"A good conscience is a continual Christmas." -Benjamin Franklin #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #thinkgreen #Christmas #captionideas

"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."
- Benjamin Franklin

"At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year." -Thomas Tusser #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #bethechange #Christmas #captionideas

"At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year."
- Thomas Tusser

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." -William Thomas Ellis #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #Christmas #captionideas

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air."
- William Thomas Ellis

"May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve" -Unknown #trvst #quotes #impact #beinspired #Christmas #captionideas

"May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve"
- Unknown

"Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day." -Helen Steiner Rice #trvst #quotes #bethechange #changetheworld #Christmas #earth #captionideas

"Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day."
- Helen Steiner Rice

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